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Dec 6, 2012 4:30pm PST
nice numbers. this supposedly is fiscal cliff related selling as shareholders worries that capital gains tax rates will be higher next year. >> still, financial planner sharon appleman says selling stock solely for tax reasons isn't the best idea. >> i definitely think it's a legitimate concern and can be an opportunity. and i would say if somebody was interested in reducing a physician any-- position anyway, that can certainly be a great time to do it, you know, why pay higher taxes in a few months time when you can pay a lower tax now. >> reporter: and some analysts say, before unloading the shares, consider that fundamentals for apple haven't really changed. sure, revenue growth may slow and margins may contract, and there are worries the tech giant will have trouble fending off competition from increasingly popular android products. but, to some analysts, the shares look especially cheap today, especially considering their move south since the september high. >> we think the smart phone trend is still in the early to middle innings and is not in the late innings yet. so we think, to the extent that
Dec 3, 2012 4:30pm PST
reason they're doing this is to sort of avoid that fiscal cliff and hurting their shareholders with such high tax implications because for a lot of high earners out there their tax rate could potentially triple. so they want to sort of reward people that are impatient investing with bringing some of these forward or creating special tax dividends. >> tom: but isn't it rewarding shareholders, creating new value but transfering it from the company to the shareholders. look at costco, for instance, announcing a one-time $7 per share dividend. the stock hit new high, even orrowing theoney to pay these shareholders. >> well, you have to ask yourself if costco is still more of a growth company. they pay 27.5 cents per share each quarter per dividend. this $7 dividend is six plus years of them making dividend payments and they have to access the capital markets to create this special cash dividend. they could have maybe done over things. maybe they didn't have to increase their debt position on the balance sheet. there are other things they could have done such as maybe investing in key areas with growth within the group that they're-- . >> tom: money is about a lot things and it
Nov 29, 2012 4:30pm PST
was the tax on dividend as opposed to specificly the fiscal cliff, if you will. but it's the fact that dividends will be taxed at higher rates. >> you will be paying out about $60 million in dividends. >> we will. >> you will be borrowing that money. why is that a good use of your borrowing capacity? >> we, number one, we generate cash very, very quickly. we generate about 120 or 1-- 150 million dollars a year in free cash flow, so we're talking about a year, maybe less than six months of cash flow. number two as i tould we are not capital constrained. >> right. >> so this is not a burden on our credit facility. >> so why use the credit facility to pay your shareholders versus use it to look for new acquisitions that could accelerate your rate of growth? >> because we, number one, we-- basically heico runs without cash. we look to-- we look to our credit facility. heico is a very excellent rated credit. we're very high quality credit, very strong balance sheet. we have very little debt. we are now paying less than 1 1/4 percent for money. so it's really very inexpensive so the tax so, to speak s on the earnings is very, very little.
Nov 28, 2012 4:30pm PST
, saying it's not good economics to raise tax rates on small businesses. >> going over the fiscal cliff will hurt our economy and hurt job creation in our country. this is not good for our country. it's as simple as that, and the president understands it. >> reporter: corporate leaders were also making the rounds. a group from the simpson/bowles backed organization "fix the debt" stopped in for talks on capitol hill. and later, c.e.o.s from yahoo, archers daniel midlands, caterpillar and other companies headed to the white house for a meeting with the president. >> i'd like to hear the president's views about where the country is headed and support him any way we can. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, so there is hope serious face- to-face negotiations will soon be under way. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: one of the c.e.o.s meeting with lawmakers today joins us. he is david cote, c.e.o. of honeywell. david, thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. did you get the sense from house speaker boeh
Dec 4, 2012 4:30pm PST
negotiating issues around the fiscal cliff. we think it is really important that they get something done because, obviously, if tax rates go up on middle-class americans come next month, it will be bad for those middle-class americans, it is will be bad for our states, and we're concerned about both the fiscal side and the economic growth side. >> susie: so talk to us a little bit about what kind of deal you would like to see. what were you proposing to the president? >> let's put it this way, if money is just shifted from the federal government to the states, that's not really saving anything. and the president understands that. we think it is really important. recognizing if there are cuts in funds, there ought to be a corresponding reduction in some of the requirements that are put on the states. so we really, as much as anything else, wanted to make sure that our voices are heard and that as decisions are made, whether it is about taxes, whether it is about spending cuts, that they be done equitably and with our input. >> susie: your state is headquarters to many large american companies. and if their taxes go up, whic
Dec 5, 2012 4:30pm PST
productive numbers, will that lead to more hiring, regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff? >> i think it will. we have said for some time that businesses have pushed productivity as far as they can. if we continue at a modest, 2.5% growth rate, that will be enough that businesses wi be fced to higher at a faster pace. >> tom: but we're not hearing a lot of confidence coming from the business community. we're seeing it in housing and automotive sales, but in terms of hiring, it is languishing. why do you think that difference exists? >> i think business is looking ahead. there is a real dichotomy, as you mentioned, between businesses and costumers. businesses are looking ahead, and they're thinking with increased taxes, because of the fiscal cliff, if the worst happens, consumer demand is just going to fall off. they are already ting action today to try to prepare for that eventuality. but the consumer is kind of blankly ignoring this, and confidence is up for really lots of reasons. i mean, the net worth of households has been repaired. about two-thirds of it has come back as house prices rise and stock prices are now double what they were at the bottom in march of '09. when you look at state and local budgets, they're now much b
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